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Adam British & World English

(In the biblical and Koranic traditions) the name of the first man. According to the Book of Genesis, Adam was created by God as the progenitor of the human race and lived with Eve in the Garden of Eden

Adam1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(in the biblical and Koranic traditions) the first man

Adam2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Robert (1728–92) and James (1730–94), Scottish architects

not know someone from Adam in Adam British & World English

Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question

not know someone from Adam British & World English

Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question

Adam, Robert British & World English

(1728–92), Scottish architect. He was influenced by neoclassical theory and, assisted by his brother James (1730–94), he initiated a lighter, more decorative style than the Palladianism favoured by the British architecture of the previous half-century

second Adam British & World English

(In Christian thought) Jesus Christ

Smith, Adam British & World English

(1723–90), Scottish economist and philosopher. Often regarded as the founder of modern economics, he advocated minimal state interference in economic matters and discredited mercantilism. Notable works: Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)

Sedgwick, Adam British & World English

(1785–1873), English geologist. He specialized in the fossil record of rocks from North Wales, assigning the oldest of these to a period that he named the Cambrian

Adam's apple British & World English

A projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, often prominent in men

Adam's Peak British & World English

A mountain in south central Sri Lanka, rising to 2,243 m (7,360 ft). A rock near the top bears a depression resembling a footprint, which is the focus of religious pilgrimages

Adam's Bridge British & World English

A line of shoals lying between NW Sri Lanka and the SE coast of Tamil Nadu in India, separating the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar

Adam's needle British & World English

Another term for yucca.


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